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Cinnamon Bread

cinnamon bread

Hey all!  How’s the weather treating you?  We were in an excessive heat warning for a few days.  It was downright sultry out there.  As much as I hate to say it, I’d love some fall temperatures.  Plus the cute scarves.  I mean, obviously, right?  I have a scarf problem.  Way too many to count, let’s just say that.  😉

Let’s talk about bread again!  Woohoo!  You know how much I love to go on and on about this particular food group.  But today we’re going in a different direction.  It’s quick bread time, friends.  Que the fanfare!  🎉

Yay for quick breakfasts in the morning that aren’t cereal.  Yay for a bread that can be eaten in its own, slathered with peanut butter, or turned into French toast.  By the way, totally turn this into French toast. You won’t be disappointed.

cinnamon bread

I love making banana bread and zucchini bread, so I knew me and this cinnamon bread would get along just fine.  The flavor is very reminiscent of coffee cake.  And if that doesn’t sound like a satisfying breakfast, I don’t know what does. 😋

This bread is so quick to put together.  You’ll be snacking down before you know it.  Plus, guys, it makes two loaves…TWO.  Did someone say bread pudding?!  😄  Or was that just my eternal sweet tooth talking?  Either way, it’s a good idea!


cinnamon bread

(From a cinnamon bread recipe in Katie Brown’s Weekends by Katie Brown).

Cinnamon Bread
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray two loaf pans (9x5 by 2½) with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the shortening and sugar until smooth and combined. Add in eggs and vanilla. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Alternately add buttermilk and flour mixture to your sugar mixture, starting and ending with the buttermilk. Scrape down the bowl if you need to.
  6. To make the cinnamon mixture, combine cinnamon and sugar together and set aside.
  7. Pour half the batter into your two prepared pans. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar. Pour the other half of the batter on top, then finish with the remaining cinnamon sugar.
  8. Use a knife to cut through the batter to swirl the cinnamon sugar.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes (or more or less time depending on if you use a different size loaf pan), or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. This batter can be made and stored in the fridge for up to ten days.


{ 18 comments… add one }
  • Megan - The Emotional Baker July 23, 2016, 9:44 am

    I’m not ready for summer to end, but I have started longing for fall things – like pumpkin!! This cinnamon bread will help tide me over until I abandon summer baking for all autumn flavors 🙂 It looks great and I love the swirls of cinnamon throughout!

    • Amanda July 25, 2016, 9:36 am

      All you have to do is mention pumpkin and the cravings start! Haha. I could use a slice of pumpkin poke cake right now. Yum. Thanks, Megan!

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kithcen July 24, 2016, 2:21 pm

    Summer is indeed going very fast. I love a good cinnamon bun and cinnamon bread. I bet it was so aromatic and divine.

    • Amanda July 25, 2016, 9:37 am

      Thanks, Anu! It really fills the whole house with that warm cinnamon smell. I love it!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice July 25, 2016, 5:35 am

    It’s been SO hot here lately, and while I don’t mind it too much, I really dislike sweating instantly when I walk out the door! 🙂 This bread looks delicious, Amanda! Cinnamon is my favorite spice to bake with, so I have a feeling I would devour this in no time!

    • Amanda July 25, 2016, 9:39 am

      Thanks, Gayle! My obsession with cinnamon runs deep. Whenever I’m at the natural foods co-op about an hour and a half from my house I have to buy bulk cinnamon. I just can’t help it. 😄

  • Mir July 25, 2016, 11:19 am

    I’m not quite pining for fall, but the heat has been very intense. I definitely am grateful for AC, and that’s not usually how I feel!
    This cinnamon bread is the perfect breakfast food. Or snack food. Or anytime food!

    • Amanda July 29, 2016, 9:25 am

      Thanks so much, Mir!

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary July 25, 2016, 11:22 am

    Ha! So funny I just talked about being a cinnamon freak and you are posting this!! SO up my alley! Needless to say I am loving this bread! I bet this is dangerous though, because no way can I just eat one slice of this scrumptious, carb-tastic, cinnamony deliciousness! More like 3 loaves.. all for me! 😉 Cheers, girlie!

    • Amanda July 29, 2016, 9:27 am

      We’re in the same boat with this bread. I turn into a carb dinosaur, eat it all, then wake up the next day wonderin. What happened. Haha. Thanks!

  • Manali@CookWithManali July 25, 2016, 4:43 pm

    I love fall but not yet ready to let go of summer! The cinnamon bread sounds delicious, I am a self proclaimed cinnamon addict!

    • Amanda July 29, 2016, 9:27 am

      I love finding out that so many other people are cinnamon lovers too! Thanks, Manali!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes July 25, 2016, 6:12 pm

    Oh man – look at all that cinnamon-y goodness! I will take all of it, please. 🙂

    • Amanda July 29, 2016, 9:28 am

      Thanks, Eva! All the cinnamon! 🎉

  • Sophia @ Little Box Brownie July 26, 2016, 2:14 am

    This bread totally rocks, love, love, love the idea of using it for french toast.

    • Amanda July 29, 2016, 9:29 am

      Thanks for the sweet words, Sophia! And thanks for stopping by!

  • cakespy August 3, 2016, 6:23 am

    This is awesome! I think my biggest dilemma would be deciding if I wanted to top it with butter, cream cheese, or peanut butter.

    • Amanda August 4, 2016, 9:39 am

      Mmm, peanut butter would be good! Thanks!

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